Civil servants from across the North West will go on strike today in a protest over cuts.
Driving test centres, passport services, courts and other public sector services will face disruption as members of the PCS union take part in the walk out.
Rallies will be held in Liverpool and Manchester at lunchtime.
More top news
Midfielder Ross Barkley's Everton career is over after he told manager Ronald Koeman he wants a new challenge.
A trans-Atlantic passenger flight was diverted to Manchester Airport after a woman gave birth on board.
The Wigan Warriors have revealed they'll play one of their Super League fixtures next season in Australia.